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saving ftp info (4 posts)

  • Started 4 years ago by Cheryl Senter
  • Latest reply 4 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • Cheryl Senter Member

    I'm getting ready to blowup my mac and reload everything - I don't have all of the FTP addresses that are in my fetch written down elsewhere - is it possible... and this will sound crazy, to save my addresses to some Ftech database?

    Posted 4 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Cheryl,

    We can tell you which files to copy to another disc and put back on your Mac later on so you don't lose the Fetch information, will that do? (Making a full backup of your entire Mac hard drive before starting this process would probably be a good idea, but failing that, we can tell you which specific Fetch files to backup.)

    Are your FTP addresses all listed in the Fetch Shortcuts window, or are you thinking about the ones that appear in the Recent Connections menu?

    And which version of Fetch do you have?

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 4 years ago #

  • Cheryl Senter Member

    They are listed in the fetch shortcuts window - but parts of them are dotted out - yes tell me what to do - please : )

    Posted 4 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Cheryl,

    Here's what you want to do:

    * Quit Fetch if it is open. (Be sure Fetch is not open.)
    * In the Finder, go to the Go menu, and choose Home.
    * Open the Library folder.
    * Open the Preferences folder.
    * Find the following files (I recommend you view the folder as a list and sort it alphabetically):

    com.fetchsoftworks.Fetch.plist
    com.fetchsoftworks.Fetch.Shortcuts.plist
    Fetch Prefs
    Fetch Shortcuts

    and copy them to another disk - such as a hard drive or a USB drive, or burn them to a CD. Depending on which version of Fetch you have, you may not have all of those files, but copy as many of them as you do have.

    Then, after you've reloaded everything, make sure Fetch is not open, and copy those files back to the same place.

    You may also want to follow the instructions in the "Backing up your shortcuts" help topic at http://fetchsoftworks.com/fetch/help/Contents/Tutorial/BackingUpShortcuts.html to make an extra copy of your shortcuts, just in case.

    Please let us know if you have additional questions about this (before erasing everything!).

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Edited 4 years ago #

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